52 Lives

#143 Kathy and Manish

Request: Baby gifts / Donations towards carpet

This week, we would like to help a family from Leicester who are going through an absolutely heartbreaking time.

Kathy and Manish have a three year old daughter called Kitty, and Kathy is 4 months pregnant with their 2nd child. Manish hasn’t been feeling very well, and has recently undergone a series of tests which have revealed that he has advanced bowel cancer. He has been told it is incurable.

Manish is about to start chemo in the hope of giving him as long as possible with his wife, daughter and new baby, which is due in October.

Manish and Kathy both usually work in an adult intensive care unit but neither is able to work at the moment - Manish is undergoing his treatment and Kathy is at home helping to care for him.

A friend of theirs originally contacted us asking if we could help with some minor house renovations they needed (fitted wardrobes taken out and some replastering work) which we were about to ask for help with. Then Kathy got in touch this week to say that a friend has kindly offered to do a lot of the work, and they suggested that we should help another family this week instead. As lovely and selfless as their email was, we think Kathy and Manish are very much deserving of help and we want to do something kind for them.

With your help, we want to finish the room renovations for them, and also buy the things they will need for their baby,

What We Need

1. Carpet - We are looking for a kind company to donate carpet for their daughter's bedroom. If you have a company, or know of a company that might be willing to help, please let us know by filling in the form below.

2. Donations - To pay for the carpet if it doesn't get donated - any money raised that is not needed for the carpet will be used to help the family in other ways. To make a donation, please click the link below.

3. Baby things - We’ve set up an Amazon wishlist with things Kathy and Manish need for their new baby. The gift cards on the list will be used to buy a crib, and also some special surprises for their 3 year old daughter. To buy a gift, please click the link below (they will be sent directly from Amazon to Kathy and Manish)

4. Messages - A few kind words can make a big difference to someone's life. To send a message to Kathy and Manish, please email admin@52-lives.org or post to 52 Lives (Life 143), PO Box, 329, Hampton, TW12 9DF.

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What We Did

Thanks to all of you, this is what we we did!

Thank you so much to Kim for nominating them.

I received this email from Kathy last night (see below). It’s Kitty’s birthday today and you have all helped to make it a very special one for all three of them.